Carlos Alberto Montaner (b. 1943, Havana): A publisher and writer, Montaner has written extensively on Cuban and Latin American issues. Among his works are Raíces torcidas de América Latina, Viaje al corazón de Cuba, Cuba: Un siglo de doloroso aprendizaje, Cómo y por qué desapareció el comunismo, Libertad: La clave de la prosperidad, América Latina y la cultura occidental, La libertad y sus enemigos and the novels Perromundo and 1898: La trama. With Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza and Álvaro Vargas Llosa, he wrote Manual del perfecto idiota latinoamericano and Fabricantes de miseria. Montaner has lectured widely in universities in Latin America and the United States. He is a political analyst for CNN in Spanish. In 2012, Foreign Policy magazine select Montaner as one of the 50 more influential intellectuals in Latin America. (Cintas for literature, 1975-76)

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